Water / Companies / Climate / Energy / Food / Art / UK / Design / Garden / Investing / Gardening / News / Education / Architecture and design education / Climate change / Goldsmiths

Goldsmiths bans beef and bottled water in move to end carbon emissions

Posted On: 13 Aug 2019   |   Posted By: Dezeen

Goldsmiths bans beef and bottled water in move to end carbon emissions

Goldsmiths , one of the UK's best known art and design schools, has declared a climate emergency and pledged to become carbon neutral by 2025.
The south-east London college, which calculates it generates 3.7 million kilograms of carbon emissions each year, today announced a series of measures aimed at helping the fight against climate change .
It will ban beef products from its food outlets, phase out single-use plastic bottles and cups and switch to a renewable energy supplier.
Its endowment fund will also withdraw investments in fossil-fuel companies, stop using chemicals on its gardens and rewild unused land.
Frances Corner speaks to allotment coordinator Ros Gray in Goldsmiths' allotments
Professor Frances Corner, Goldsmiths' new warden, announced the measures today in response to growing calls for action from students and staff .
"The growing global call for organisations to take seriously their responsibilities for halting climate change is impossible to ignore," Corner said.
"Though I have only just...

Continue reading ...

 








Southampton 2019/20 fixtures: Next match, TV schedule, kits, transfer news...

Southampton 2019/20 fixtures: Next match, TV schedule, kits, transfer news, stadium

Southampton have endured a middling start to the new Premier League season but the remit of avoiding relegation remains the aim. The Saints marched perilously close to the... Read more ...

Four talking points as Arsenal throw away a two-goal lead to draw 2-2...

Four talking points as Arsenal throw away a two-goal lead to draw 2-2 against Watford

Arsenal threw away a 2-0 lead to draw 2-2 against Watford Watford showed fighting spirit in abundance as they recovered from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 against Arsenal in a... Read more ...

David Gower and Sir Ian Botham sign off after final Ashes Test on Sky by...

David Gower and Sir Ian Botham sign off after final Ashes Test on Sky by clinking wine glasses

David Gower and SIr Ian Botham signed off with champagne after covering England's fifth Ashes Test victory over Australia. The pair clinked glasses at The Oval after Joe Root... Read more ...

Sir Rod Stewart has beaten prostate cancer after secret three year battle

Sir Rod Stewart has beaten prostate cancer after secret three year battle

ROD Stewart has revealed he's beaten prostate cancer after a secret three year struggle. The 74-year-old was diagnosed in February 2016 after a routine appointment and is now... Read more ...

England star Owen Farrell to adapt tackling game amid red card crackdown...

England star Owen Farrell to adapt tackling game amid red card crackdown ahead of Rugby World Cup 

England's captain was fortunate to avoid punishment for two incidents last November - tackles on Andre Esterhuizen and Izack Rodda, where he did not appear to use his arms. Read more ...

Arsenal set new record in Watford draw - but it does not make good reading

Arsenal set new record in Watford draw - but it does not make good reading

Arsenal blew a two-goal lead at Vicarage Road but the level of intensity that Watford played with ensured the stats were alarming Read more ...

Boy, 10, dies eight years after eating contaminated burger from Lidl

Boy, 10, dies eight years after eating contaminated burger from Lidl

Nolan Moittie died on Saturday morning, eight years after he was left paralysed and unable to speak after he and 14 other children ate contaminated meat from Lidl in northern... Read more ...

Kevin de Bruyne laughs off Liverpool's five-point lead as Man City star...

Kevin de Bruyne laughs off Liverpool's five-point lead as Man City star fires warning

Kevin De Bruyne laughed off the five-point gap at the top of the table and warning Liverpool that last season Manchester City came from even further behind. Read more ...

BUMBLE AT THE TEST: Beefy's gone fishing in shirt and shorts and The Cock of...

BUMBLE AT THE TEST: Beefy's gone fishing in shirt and shorts and The Cock of Kennington isn't for me

BUMBLE AT THE TEST: England produced a fine bowling display to draw the Ashes series with a 135-run fifth Test victory at The Oval. Consecutive Joe Root catches signalled the... Read more ...

Rugby star Gareth Thomas finishes gruelling 140-mile Ironman after revealing...

Rugby star Gareth Thomas finishes gruelling 140-mile Ironman after revealing he's HIV positive

The 45-year-old completed the mammoth challenge in emotional scenes as he paused to hug his husband before crossing the finish line. Read more ...